Ruairdh Bothwell made a productive visit to Myerscough Arena, Lancashire (21-23 December) by taking two tickets to the Blue Chip Finals. His ride, Teloma, notched up a winning double in the Blue Chip Karma and Winter grade C competitions.
Eleven clears came through to the Karma jump-off, where Ruairidh pipped Alan Birch riding Amaryllis Van Het Klauwenhof.
Just three contested the final round of the Winter grade C qualifier and, with the advantage of last draw, Ruairidh sacrificed speed for accuracy. Teloma produced the only double clear to win from Neil Martin riding Quandros VW Hoeve.
Welsh rider Tom Lloyd took the Blue Chip Dynamic qualifier with Ulf Van De Kampanje, while the top Winter B and C ticket went to Morgan Kent and Sonora II. Amanda Derbyshire and Cermit also qualified.
Corinne Collins and Pembridge Victor headed the 48-strong Blue Chip Power competition.
Read this report in full, plus reports from other top show jumping shows, in today’s Horse & Hound (17 January, ’08)